Director of Finance

DHG - Norfolk, VA4.2


Director of Finance - Norfolk VA

We are engaged to fill a hands-on Director of Finance position for a unique mid-sized commercial - industrial organization in the Norfolk VA area.

The Director of Finance will maintain full responsibility for financial operations, including budgeting, strategic planning and the ongoing maintenance of internal controls and risk mitigation. He or she will implement metrics and KPIs tied to strategy implementation and overall financial success, creating accurate and comprehensive financial reports.

Background experience in the government contracting industry and Deltek CostPoint systems experience is required.


  • Provide leadership, guidance and strategic planning in all areas of corporate Finance / Accounting, providing accurate and up to date financial information to assist in developing the organizations future strategy and tactical objectives
  • Recommend benchmarks and create, implement and manage KPIs, metrics and performance measures to monitor progress
  • Provide oversight for accounting operations, develop departmental best practices and design a team structure that supports growth, hiring additional staff to achieve overall company goals
  • Develop financial and tax strategies and manage budgeting processes and capital requests
  • Manage transaction processing systems and procedures and oversee the operations of several small subsidiary companies and their AF policies and control systems
  • Support MA due diligence as needed

  • Monitor cash balance, ensure adequate cash flow and produce sound cash flow projections and financial statements in a timely manner for monthly executive review meetings
  • Schedule expenditures, analyze variance and initiate corrective action to achieve budget objectives
  • Research, recommend and arrange debt and equity financing strategies and monitor debt levels, debt covenant compliance and ensure debt payments are processed on a timely basis
  • Develop forecasts and manage the annual budgeting process, calculating budget variance and reporting significant issues to management
  • Oversee Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll processing and bank reconciliations
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports and maintain the chart of accounts, internal controls, and an orderly and well-maintained accounting filing system
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report and calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Comply with local, state, and federal reporting requirements and tax filings and coordinate the provision of information to external auditors
  • Remain knowledgeable of new and upcoming regulations, participate in professional organizations, attend external educational opportunities and maintain a professional network of peers/colleagues
  • Review and recommend software systems and reporting tools as needed

  • Bachelors in Accounting + minimum 10 years of experience required
  • CPA, CMA, Masters degree or MBA highly preferred
  • Prior experience working hand in hand with executive management
  • Expert understanding of Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Strengths in budget analysis, financial statement preparation, internal audit and performance management
  • Software: MS Office Suites (advanced Excel), Deltek Costpoint